2024ObituariesCharles “Pops” Rivault

May 6, 2024by SealeUser8

Charles Rivault passed away peacefully on May 5, 2024, at the age of 84. Charles was known as “Pops” Rivault to all who loved him, both family and friends. He was born and raised in Prairieville, Louisiana where he was raised with his four sisters and one brother. He married Peggy Champagne, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1960 and he often told the story of how he had to sell his horse to take his bride to Biloxi for their honeymoon. Together, they moved to New Orleans where he attended and graduated from Loyola University with a degree in Pharmacy in 1962. He loved his profession and practicedpharmacy for 58 years, caring for patients from Denham Springs, where he owned his own pharmacy, to Livonia/Maringouin area, where he worked in his later years. Charles and Peggy built one of the first homes in Audubon Terrace and have been members of St. George Catholic Churchsince 1966, where they raised their family. Pops lived in service to his family, friends, and all that knew him. He was a sensitive man that put others before himself, both in his words and in his actions. Since his death, many have reached out to his family to express how Pops inspired them to be a better father, a better husband, a better human. He truly lived his values in his everyday life and would often share his perspective if you talked to him about your own life: “Everything will work out”.  When you spent time with Pops, he was always present, no matter what else may have been happening in his own life: “It’s your day and I have nothing but time”.  His happy place was his camp in New Roads where he watched many sunsets from the pier with his family. He loved fishing and would never throw back any fish, no matter how small. Pops also loved hunting and would admit that he would often just watch deer, instead of shooting them. Pops is survived by his wife of 63 years, Peggy Rivault, his daughter, Tammy Rivault (Jim Jenkins) of Baton Rouge, his son Kevin Rivault (Renee) of Lafayette, and his son Darrin Rivault of Dallas, TX. He was blessed with five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, Patrick Remson and Katherine Renken and their son Matthew, Allison and Trevor Young and their daughter Isadore, Amanda and Kellen Manorand their three children, Eli, Emery, and Eleanor, and Adam and Frieda Rivault, and Austin Rivault (deceased) who we know was waiting to greet Pops and is fishing with him now. Each of his grandchildren and great grandchildren were so very dear to him and he kept up with each of them to share in their lives. For his special soul, we are grateful. He taught us many lessons on how to live a selfless life, how to live-in gratitude, and how to genuinely love.

The family would like to thank the five ladies that helped care for Pops over the last two years:  Kathy Hounshell, whom he loved like his daughter, Stacy McCray who made him laugh, Angela Thomas who he would listen to, and Gloria Turner who shared with us how much Pops helped her when she lost her own husband, and Pat Atkinson who was a caregiver and became a friend.  Mere words are not enough for these soulful women who were there for Pops and our family. Also, Ingrid and Renee, the nurses from Audubon Hospice who saw him weekly and helped our family manage his care so that he had the best quality of life to enjoy with his family.

Services will be held at St. George Catholic Church, 7808 St. George Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, on Friday, May 17, 2024. Visitation with family will begin at 10:30 AM with a Funeral Mass at 12 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Vincent de Paul PHARMACY with a check mailed to 1647 Convention Street, Baton Rouge, LA  70802.




  • Mark Mire

    May 17, 2024 at 12:09 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Peggy, Tammy, Kevin and Darren and the rest of the family. One of the best men I have ever known. He was always looking for someone to help or to lead. He taught me so much about life, family and work. A great friend to everyone he met. We will all miss him! Prayers to the family for peace and healing.


  • Angela M Thomas

    May 16, 2024 at 6:02 pm

    To Mrs. Peggy, Tammy, Kevin and Darrin.
    May God comfort you in this time of bereavement. Mr. Charles will be greatly missed and always remembered. He left a great legacy for all of you. I will always remember his daily gift of life “Every day is a good day”. Thank you all for having me be apart of caring for Mr. Charles ❤️


  • Gloria Turner

    May 13, 2024 at 5:03 am

    To Mrs Peggy, Tammy, Kevin, Darrin and other Family members you have my condolences. May the Love and Peace of God be with each of you. It was my pleasure to care for Mr. Charles who was so humble and kind spirit. One of his sayings when I would ask him how are you today his response “I’m good every day is a good day “and his wake up saying was “Hello World” we would have so much laughter. Mr. Charles was a true Family man you could see the Love and hear it every day with him for his Family. So I thank his Family for entrusting me with his care these past 2 years it was my pleasure. Mr Charles will be missed.


  • Fred Anderson

    May 10, 2024 at 7:09 pm

    The Dutchtown class of 1957 have been Charles’ friends for all of our lives. We loved him like a brother and will miss him very much.


  • Helga Pope

    May 10, 2024 at 5:44 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Charles several times over the years through his wonderful daughter Tammy. I can say that I had never met a more kind, loving, hardworking, patient, generous and wonderful husband, father and man. I feel it a blessing to have met Mr Charles and I pray for the family during this difficult time. May God hold all of you in loving kindness.


  • Faye Guidry

    May 10, 2024 at 11:51 am

    Our deepest sympathy to Peggy, Tammy, Kevin and Snoopy. You were like family in our early St. George years together; so many joyfilled times together. Vacations in our campers, lake Bruin and False River…..Charles was always the silent “rock”; he rarely spoke, but when he did we listened; his words were always kind, inspiring and significant.
    He was Kirby’s best friend; we’ll miss him.
    Faye Guidry


  • Patricia Oliver

    May 8, 2024 at 3:06 am

    Awww Peggy, I’m so sorry to hear this news. Charles was such a good person. He was so kind to let Hayley “shadow” him at the pharmacy. Robert valued him as a great client. I enjoyed serving with him in the neighborhood association’s board. Hugs, thoughts and prayers to you. I will be out of town with work on the day of his service but I will be thinking of all of you.


  • Dana Killian

    May 7, 2024 at 5:05 pm

    Sending comfort Prayers Mrs. Peggy, her family. I remember well Mr. Charles.
    Peace ✝️
    Dana Killian


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